Georgia Gwinnett College has broken ground on a new $30 million Allied Health & Science building.
The new 91,000 square foot building will advance the schools goals of growing the School of Science & Technology along with the new School of Health Sciences.
According to the school’s press release announcing the groundbreaking, The three-story structure will include three physics laboratories, six biology laboratories, seven chemistry laboratories, four anatomy and physiology laboratories, and one lab each for psychology, exercise science, IT systems and digital media.
“When Georgia Gwinnett was established, the college made a commitment to the Gwinnett community to provide a baccalaureate degree in nursing, as well as other allied health programs, and to serve the growing health care needs of Gwinnett, as well as the state,” said Diane White, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “This building makes these proposed programs possible.”
The number of students taking classes in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines has grown at an annual rate of 30%, outpacing the overall student growth rate of 22%.
Georgia Gwinnett College is currently home to 9,400 students.